Telford, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
Common name   Threadleaf Coreopsis
Hardiness Zone   3 to 9
Sun   Full sun
Soil   light - medium
Flower color   Creamy Yellow
Bloom time   June - August
Height   1 to 2 ft
Spread   1 to 2 ft

General Culture:
Easily grown in dry to medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils with good drainage. Tolerant of heat, humidity and drought. Prompt deadheading of spent flower stalks can be tedious for a large planting, but does tend to encourage additional bloom. Plants may be sheared in mid to late summer to promote a fall rebloom and to remove any sprawling or unkempt foliage.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
Threadleaf coreopsis typically grows in dense, bushy clumps to 1-3' tall. 'Moonbeam' is somewhat more compact (to 2' tall) and features pale yellow, daisy-like flowers (1-2" diameter)
Shearing plants in mid-summer (early August) when bloom usually tapers down will encourage a fall rebloom. 1992 Perennial Plant of the Year award.
No serious insect or disease problems. Tends to sprawl, particularly if grown in moist and/or fertile soils. Crown rot may occur if grown in moist, poorly drained soils
Borders. Also effective in naturalized areas, native plant gardens or cottage gardens. Good plant for areas with poor, dry soils.